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Asthma Triggers

A respiratory condition like asthma can be a serious matter, and conditions in the home can trigger an asthma attack. When experiencing an asthma moment, difficulty breathing, chest pain, cough and wheezing can all occur, because the person’s airways have become inflamed, narrow and swollen, making it difficult to breathe.

Many are unaware of the role the household can play in an asthma flare-up. That is why having professional, indoor air quality testing is an intelligent decision that will benefit the entire family, especially children who have difficulty in asthmatic situations.

Allergens
Your home may appear modern and beautiful inside, but there could be potential hidden probems. Every home needs good indoor air quality, and these common allergens can all provoke asthma issues:

  • Pet Dander
  • Pollen
  • Dust Particles
  • Dust mites
  • Cockroach allergens
  • Rodent allergens

Mold
Mold is considered another common household problem that can cause severe asthma symptoms. Many people are allergic to mold spores and fungi that travel through the air, settling in damp areas of a room like the bathroom, kitchen and basement. People inhale the spores, and they can lodge in the lungs.

Experts who are skilled in indoor air quality testing can investigate the moldy areas through several methods:

  • Visual Inspection
  • Air and Surface Sampling
  • Moisture Measurements
  • Testing Air Ducts and Filters

Pesticides
Whenever there are common pesticides used indoors or outdoors to control insects, the chemicals can pose a serious health concern, especially for those with breathing problems like asthma and bronchitis.

These chemicals can contaminate the HVAC system and then spread through the interior of the home, settling on furniture, rugs, clothing and more.

A professional environmental testing company can determine the hazardous level of these pesticides and plan a course of action.

Everyone wants to enjoy living in their home in the most healthy manner, and indoor air quality testing is the only way to be sure. AirMD is a national leader in creating healthy indoor environments. Call them today, and let them help you breathe easier.

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By Simon Hahessy | Posted in Air Quality Testing